I said this many years ago. “50% of what the Russian MOD says is false, the other 50% is fake.”
Here the Russian defense ministry is using old footage as “proof” that an anti-ship missile test was successful.
Now, everything the Russian MOD says should be suspect.
The Russian defence ministry on 23 July has released imagery showing the Russian nuclear missile submarine cruiser “Tomsk” launched a cruise missile at a surface target in the Sea of Okhotsk.
According to the Russian MoD, An anti-ship missile from Tomsk submarine was successfully hit a target at a distance of 150 kilometers.
“The combat training was provided by high-altitude MiG-31 fighters, unmanned aerial vehicles of the Russian Pacific Fleet, and also about 10 warships and auxiliary vessels included nuclear missile submarine cruiser “Tomsk”,” – said in the statement by Russian MoD.
Footage used by the defence ministry to prove anti-ship missile successfully hit its target was actually taken in 2016 and filmed during the Kavkaz exercises.
The original video is actually showing Bal coastal missile systems hit a target that simulating a surface ship during Kavkaz-2016 strategic command military exercises and was released on 9 September 2016.
Earl[ier], the Russian defence ministry also attempted to pass off an image from a video game as “irrefutable evidence” that the US was cooperating with Isil in Syria.
The ministry claimed in a Facebook post and tweet that the picture showed an “Isis automobile convoy” fleeing Abu Kamal, Syria, under US protection on November 9.
In fact, it was taken from a 2015 promotional video showing AC-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron, a mobile game in which players fire at ground targets from a US warplane.